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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
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    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review


Facebook for iOS enables you to manage your Facebook account directly from your phone.


Well-organized UI: For an app with so many features, Facebook's interface is far from cluttered. The much-used Status, Photo, and Check In buttons are accessible atop your newsfeed. Or click Status to write your update and on that same screen add a photo, tag friends, link to a video or an article, add a mood, or check in to your current location. Friends, Messenger, and Notifications are all quickly reachable on the bottom rail. Click More for less-used features. A search bar up top is great for searching people, pages, or groups, or to see what's trending.

Great photo editing: Take a picture in the Facebook app, and you'll get plenty of editing features, including seven filters, cropping, and the ability to add text and stickers to your photos.

Events: Click Events in the Favorites section on the More page and scroll through and RSVP to your event invitations. While Upcoming is the default, you can sort by Saved, Hosting, or Past.

Friends: Under Friends, also in the Favorites section on the More page, you can search friends, see friend requests, find contacts, and see how those outgoing friend requests are coming along.

Groups and Pages: With just a few clicks, you can search, create, or manage groups and pages.

Privacy options: Facebook enables you to select your posting audience. Click the To field within your post to make your posts public, visible to friends only, invisible to certain people, or completely private. Under Privacy, which is on the Account Settings page, control who can find you on Facebook (even via Google search results), who can contact you, and who can see your posts past, present, and future.

Security features: Under Account Settings, there are several things you can do to make your account more secure. Click Login Alerts to turn on notifications, which will let you know if someones log in to your account from a new device or browser. Turn on Login Approvals, which enforces two-factor authentication with each login. You can also set Trusted Contacts to help you access your account if you're ever locked out, or you can designate a Legacy Contact, a friend or family member you trust to manage your account after you die.

News Feed Preferences: Facebook has finally given you more control over what shows up in your newsfeed. You can prioritize who gets top placement, unfollow others to hide their posts, and reconnect with people you've previously unfollowed.

Comprehensive Help Center: Ask a question in the search field up top, click top questions, or browse by topic, such as Login & Password, Editing Your Account, and Deleting Things.


Separate messaging app required: To save space on our phone, we'd rather have the standalone Facebook Messenger app reincorporated into the Facebook app. Still, Facebook makes Messenger easy to get to. When you want to message someone specific, the person button on the top right takes you to your friends with Messenger accounts. You can also click the Messenger button on the bottom navigation to get to your existing messages, should you want to keep the conversation going.

No tagging strangers in posts or photos: You can't tag anyone that you're not officially friends with in a post or photo, using Facebook's mobile app. You can, however, do this using the desktop app.

Jumbled notifications: With all your notifications, including new likes and comments on your posts, friends' birthdays, and party invites all in one place, it's easy to miss things.

Bottom Line

Facebook for iOS is an essential app for heavy Facebook users on the go.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 79.0
Thanks for using Facebook. To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store regularly. Every update of our Facebook app includes improvements for speed and reliability. As new features become available, we'll highlight those for you in the app.
Publisher Facebook
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 79.0
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Download Information
File Size 136.99MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 933,573
Downloads Last Week 6,139
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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